Tag: advocacy

April is Autism Awareness Month

Meet Katie O’Connell: Disability Advocate and Client Council Vice President I’m 28 years old, and I just joined Jubilee this past Fall. Right away I thought that I want to make friends here, and I want to help people speak up for themselves just like I do. I’m really involved with advocacy. I go to Annapolis often to talk about… Read More »

You Can Advocate for People with Disabilities

Update: Maryland’s legislative session adjourned on Monday, April 8, 2024. We’re happy to share the good news that the final state budget included a 3 percent increase for DDA service providers and $1 million for the DDA Rental Subsidy. Given the challenging budget forecast this year, we celebrate the state’s investment in disability services. Thank you for your passionate advocacy!… Read More »

Jubilee Advocacy at DDDAY 2023

DD Day at the Legislature was back in person this year – and Jubilee was there to advocate for the disability community. At the legislative breakfast we heard from Governor Wes Moore. He said, “We are going to lift together and build a state that leaves no one behind.” Particularly inspiring was Delegate Aaron Kaufman, a longtime advocate for people… Read More »